Daily Blog 07/28/2012

  • Now that The Hunger Games is a huge hit on the big screen, it’s no surprise that production teams are mining other brutal teen competition properties. We’ve already seen the CW working on an adaptation of Kiera Cass’ The Selection, which has a similar reality TV show theme. But now the network is mulling something even closer to Hunger Games territory: a television series based on Koushun Takami’s kids-killing-kids novel Battle Royale.

    tags: tv

  • This was obviously the instinctively fuckbrained powergasm of a police force that is so far out of control it isn’t even in the same building. Despite what many people have reported, Critical Mass isn’t a protest – it’s a celebration of bike riding – one that last night met with one of the most heavy handed police responses in years, all because the people involved decided that an international celebration of sporting excellence was no reason not to go cycling.

    tags: CriticalMass protest olympic

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One Response to Daily Blog 07/28/2012

  1. Battle Royale TV show? Sounds ike life imitating art imitating life. Although I imagine it’ll lose the social observations of the novel.

    And as for the Police, that’s sadly not a surprise to me. I do wonder if there’s any groups that someone at the Olympics hasn’t upset yet (so far we have the South Koreans, the Welsh, cyclists…).